NorthStar Group ... Guiding Aerospace and Aviation Clients to Better Performance, Better Results, Better Returns

Aviation & Aerospace 
Executive Search 

All Star Executive Talent From the 
Industry's Leading Recruiting Firm

DELIVERING WINNERS 
Driving Culture and PerformANce 

From Vacancy to Hire In 60 days  

MENTORING, RECRUITING & 
PLACING PROVEN LEADERS

Executive Leaders Who Accelerate 
Change and Success

LEVERAGING THE BEST 
AND BRIGHTEST

Helping our clients achieve a diverse    
and inclusive environment 

Newest Placement: Chad Cundiff - CEO, Avex Aviation


The leading companies in Aviation & Aerospace turn to NorthStar to meet their executive staffing needs because we deliver candidates who make an immediate impact. NorthStar Group matches leadership opportunities with results-driven senior-level talent to help enterprises succeed and professionals flourish.            

Led by industry veteran Craig Picken, NorthStar is unrivaled in its aviation and aerospace experience, knowledge and relationships. No other executive recruiting firm can claim a principal who is both a combat-decorated military aviator and a top-level, proven sales executive with two prominent aircraft manufacturers.

Our Services

Aftermarket Services


Tier 2 and 3 Manufacturers

Tier 2 and 3 manufacturers of airframe, engine and avionics components

Aftermarket Parts and Distribution

Aircraft parts suppliers, warehousing, logistics and distribution specialists

DER/ PMA Material

FAA-qualified engineering, modification, manufacturing and certification of obsolete parts and materials


Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO)


MRO Heavy Maintenance

Maintenance and Repair of airframes, major assemblies and structures

MRO- Aircraft Engines

Maintenance and Repair of turbofan, turbojet and turboprop engines

MRO Components

Maintenance and Repair of APUs, Landing Gear , Avionics and sub-assemblies


Business Transformation


Private Equity

Strategic partner to Private Equity firms looking to increase capabilities and performance of portfolio companies

Merger & Acquisitions

Key advisor to M&A partners on C-suite talent needs for both pre- and post-acquisition

Business Acceleration

Connecting enterprises with rainmakers who can drive growth and profitability

The Aerospace Executive – Interesting thoughts and observations

Unique Insights from Business and Industry Leaders. We provide unique content that covers the most relevant industry topics.

'Look Where People Aren't Looking': How to Find Opportunity in a Dislocated Market

'Look Where People Aren't Looking': How to Find Opportunity in a Dislocated Market

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Excellence Not World Domination: The Strategy Behind OneSky’s Success

Excellence Not World Domination: The Strategy Behind OneSky’s Success

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MRO Is a Fun Business: Weaving Efficiency With Legacy at Elliott Aviation

MRO Is a Fun Business: Weaving Efficiency With Legacy at Elliott Aviation

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The One Question Companies and Recruiters Fail to Ask Candidates

The One Question Companies and Recruiters Fail to Ask Candidates

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“Relevant and Steady Wins the Race”: The Hardest Way to Grow An Aviation Company

“Relevant and Steady Wins the Race”: The Hardest Way to Grow An Aviation Company

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Business Aviation: The Good News and the Bad News

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Russian Titanium, High Strength Steel: The Supply Chain Problems No One’s Talking About

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The American Airlines and JSX Feud IS NOT About Safety…This Is What It’s Actually About

The American Airlines and JSX Feud IS NOT About Safety…This Is What It’s Actually About

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The Aviation Whipsaw: Who Wins and Loses in a Chaotic, Fragile Market?

The Aviation Whipsaw: Who Wins and Loses in a Chaotic, Fragile Market?

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The State of Charter: Why the Covid Sugar High Continues to Be a Positive for the Industry

The State of Charter: Why the Covid Sugar High Continues to Be a Positive for the Industry

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'Look Where People Aren't Looking': How to Find Opportunity in a Dislocated Market

'Look Where People Aren't Looking': How to Find Opportunity in a Dislocated Market

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Excellence Not World Domination: The Strategy Behind OneSky’s Success

Excellence Not World Domination: The Strategy Behind OneSky’s Success

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MRO Is a Fun Business: Weaving Efficiency With Legacy at Elliott Aviation

MRO Is a Fun Business: Weaving Efficiency With Legacy at Elliott Aviation

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The One Question Companies and Recruiters Fail to Ask Candidates

The One Question Companies and Recruiters Fail to Ask Candidates

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“Relevant and Steady Wins the Race”: The Hardest Way to Grow An Aviation Company

“Relevant and Steady Wins the Race”: The Hardest Way to Grow An Aviation Company

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Business Aviation: The Good News and the Bad News

Business Aviation: The Good News and the Bad News

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Russian Titanium, High Strength Steel: The Supply Chain Problems No One’s Talking About

Russian Titanium, High Strength Steel: The Supply Chain Problems No One’s Talking About

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The American Airlines and JSX Feud IS NOT About Safety…This Is What It’s Actually About

The American Airlines and JSX Feud IS NOT About Safety…This Is What It’s Actually About

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The Aviation Whipsaw: Who Wins and Loses in a Chaotic, Fragile Market?

The Aviation Whipsaw: Who Wins and Loses in a Chaotic, Fragile Market?

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The State of Charter: Why the Covid Sugar High Continues to Be a Positive for the Industry

The State of Charter: Why the Covid Sugar High Continues to Be a Positive for the Industry

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Market Updates

Singapore's aerospace industry looking to fill 2,500 jobs in the next three to five years
Singapore's aerospace industry looking to fill 2,500 jobs in the next three to five years
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